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Altrusa Club of Las Cruces records

Identifier: Ms-0146

Scope and Contents

The Altrusa Club of Las Cruces records date from the founding of the Las Cruces club in 1940 until June 1979. There is little correspondence, except for some scrapbook letters which date from before 1964 to 1976. Financial records, mainly in the form of Treasurer's and financial reports cover the years 1940-1979. Minutes of club meetings are well maintained and complete from 1940 until 1978. Several different newsletters comprise the newsletter series. In addition to the Las Cruces club newsletter, published occasionally up until July 1967 and more regularly since, the newsletter folders also contain the Altu-News, the district Ten Service Bulletin and Altrusa International Service Bulletin. Published material from both District 10 and Altrusa International are contained in the organizational materials series. This series also contains by-laws, mailing lists, membership cards and seals, lists of officers, members and prospective members, president's manual, reports and president's workshops and yearbooks. Scrapbooks contained clippings, greeting cards, programs and letters to the club.


  • 1940-1979

Biographical / Historical

Altrusa is a service organization for executive and professional women in diversified careers. Only one representative of a specific business or profession is invited to membership. Founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1917, Altrusa is the oldest women's classified service club, and now has thirteen districts; District Ten includes New Mexico local clubs. The Las Cruces club was formed in 1940.


2 Linear Feet (5 Boxes)

Language of Materials



Records of a Las Cruces ladies service club. Includes correspondence, financial records, minutes, newsletters, scrapbooks and clippings and organizational material which contains by-laws, binders, mailing lists, membership card, seals and lists, President's reports, manuals and workshops, yearbook and information from Altrusa International and District Ten.

Processing Information

Merleen Dibert, May 1980
Guide to the Altrusa Club of Las Cruces records
Merleen Dibert
May 1980
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Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Branson Hall
PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA